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7:45 a.m.
Registration Opens
7:45 a.m.
Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 a.m.
Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kyung Mun
Principal Strategist
Mobile Experts, LLC
8:40 a.m.
The Pace of Change: New Infrastructure, Spending Patterns, and Opportunities
Seth Buechley
Chairman & CEO
Cathedral Consulting, LLC
9:20 a.m.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Network Densification Strategies for Meeting the Ever-increasing Demand for Mobile Data
  • Increasing capacity while minimizing capex investments
  • Drivers for network investment
  • Innovation in wireless architecture
  • Network strategy priorities for the next few years
Phillip French
Executive Director West and North Central Area
Verizon Wireless
10:00 a.m.
The Future of DAS in the Age of Small Cells
  • Evolution of DAS architecture
  • The role of LTE RAN interfaces in the evolution of DAS systems
  • Capacity optimization
  • How will DAS fit in to future C-RAN architectures
Todd Landry
Corporate Vice President, Product and Market Strategy
JMA Wireless
10:40 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:20 a.m.
Wireless Connectivity as the Fourth Utility? Realizing the Importance of Ubiquitous Cellular Access
  • Drivers for investing in in-building wireless solutions
  • Justifying capital expenditure and defining ROI
  • Business models and approaches to ongoing management and maintenance
  • Opportunities for location-based services

Cris Kimbrough, PhD, PMP
Managing Director 
CBRE, Inc. | Telecom Advisory Services

Rusty Stone
Telecommunications/Tech Project Manager
Camden Property Trust

Rawlson O’Neil King
Communications Director
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

Ted Maulucci
SmartONE Solutions Inc.


Sean Kinney
Managing Editor
RCR Wireless

12:20 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:30-3:10 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Closed

CONCURRENT TRACKS » 1:30-5:10 p.m.

1:30 p.m.‐
2:10 p.m.

Wireless Densification Strategies

  • Low power solutions
  • Capital investment and TCO
  • Wireless toolkit evolutions
Dennis McColl
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Verizon Wireless

Preparing for 5G Network Designs and Deployments

  • 5G Standards and Network Impacts
  • 5G Preparation
    • The Planning Tool Requirements (e.g. high-resolution data. LiDAR, accurate propagation models, etc.)
    • Fiber Requirements
    • Pole Space Requirements
  • A Simulation Showing the Above


Mike Alt
Vice President of RF Network Design
ExteNet Systems
2:10 p.m.‐
3:10 p.m.

The Road to 5G is Paved With 4G

Spectrum shortage and user demand for data has driven the move towards 4G densification.  Yet even with the FCC Shot Clocks (and some state laws) requiring local governments to process wireless facility applications within specified time-frames, municipal planning and permitting processes are complex and arduous.  Citizens, even as they demand better coverage and faster broadband, are reacting negatively to small cell and DAS structures in their neighborhoods.  It's clear that 4G densification is a dry-run for 5G, which will require even more sites in the public right-of-way.  This moderated "fireside chat" will feature a major city CIO and a wireless carrier who will discuss the challenges we currently face, and how what we do in 4G today could simplify or complicate our future journey to 5G.

Michael Sherwood
Director of Technology & Innovation
City of Las Vegas

David Witkowski
Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative
Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Scott Stewart
Engineering Director, Pacific Market
Verizon Wireless


The Pros and Cons of DAS versus Small Cells

  • Performance
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Ongoing maintenance and monitoring considerations
Larry Heisler
Director of Marketing
Anixter Inc.

Peter Lojko
Sales Director
C Squared Systems LLC

Dave Adams
Senior Product Manager
PCTEL RF Solutions

3:10 p.m.‐
3:50 p.m.

Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:50 p.m.‐
4:30 p.m.

Leveraging CBRS to Augment Indoor Coverage and Capacity

  • CBRS/3.5GHz Overview
  • How it will coexist with licensed & unlicensed technologies – business and technical implications
  • Prioritizing, assigning and managing shared spectrum frequencies
  • Deployment use case

Steve Martin
Senior Vice President
Rukus Wireless
CBRS Alliance Board Member

Complying with FCC and NFPA Mandates for Indoor Public Safety Communications

  • Operational challenges associated with combined cellular/public safety DAS
  • Ways to comply while mitigating the expense of a separate public safety solution

Michael Groff
Project Manager
UCSF Medical Center

Chief Alan Perdue (Ret.)
Executive Director
Safer Buildings Coalition

Ken Haberer
Product Line Manager

4:30 p.m.‐
5:10 p.m.

On the Way to 5G! - Small Cell Solutions with WDM Application: A Smart Approach to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership for Neutral Hosts and Cell-site Operators

Aleksandar Lazic
Product Manager Small Cells
Huber+Suhner AG

Enterprise DAS — A Recipe for Success

The traditional business model of operator funded projects for SI’s have quickly dried up over the last couple of years and has shifted to a new model where enterprise customers must fund projects. Understanding this new model and how to be successful has been a challenge for manufacturers and SI’s. Listen to what Comba Telecom and Fast DAS have to share and learn how to crack the code on the enterprise market and win more projects. Quickly qualifying projects with transparency to the building owner are just the first steps to being successful. Farzin Fazdani will dive deeper into a case study on how they achieved winning enterprise projects at a blazing pace while keeping quality high and costs low for a winning recipe.

Steve Yapsuga
Director of Sales, East
Comba Telecom Inc.

Farzin Yazdani

5:10 p.m.‐
6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

All congress attendees are invited to unwind with a drink, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and networking. This is an excellent opportunity to converse with some of the day’s presenters, visit more of the exhibit booths, or simply to catch up with friends and colleagues.

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8:00 a.m.
Registration Opens and Breakfast Served in the Exhibit Hall
8:50 a.m.
Chairperson’s Recap of Day One
Iain Gillott
9:00 a.m.

The Rise of 3rd Party Owners

  • Market drivers for neutral host, multi-carrier, multi-technology distributed networks
  • Neutral host models – economics, deployment and operations
Iain Gillott
9:30 a.m.

Neutral Host Small Cells for the Small-Mid-sized Enterprise

  • Aligning customer demands with technology options
  • Neutral host small cell business models

Phillip Ziegler
Whoop Wireless

10:10 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:50 a.m.
Fragmented Buyers and Big Demand: Navigating Hospitality

The business environment in hospitality and franchise environment is multi-channel and constantly changing. Owners, operators and management companies all have their eye on the bottom line, and the decision maker of today may not be the same as tomorrow. Corporate standards change, and franchisee adoptions may take years. Meanwhile, guest and operational demand for diverse connectivity options grow. Can new technology deployments solve these problems? Join this panel discussion to find out.

Lasse Norgaard-Larsen
Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Marriott International

Juan Santiago
Director of Product Management, Small Cells
Ruckus Wireless

Fernando Perez
Area Vice President of Business Development
JMA Wireless

Jay Floyd
Director, Wireless Infrastructure
MGM Resorts International
Russell Vest
Executive Director, Business Development
ExteNet Systems

Patrick Dunphy
Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

11:50 a.m.
Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m.

DAS Technology Deployment at the Las Vegas Convention Center

This presentation will offer a case study on how the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority partnered with leading DAS and technology industry innovators to implement a neutral host DAS at one of largest, busiest, and most technologically demanding convention centers in the United States. The presentation will highlight the technology as well as the successes and risk avoidance techniques that were utilized to equip this 3.2M square foot facility with high performance wireless coverage.

Lawrence Roney
Executive Director of Information Technology
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

1:40 p.m.

Developing High Performance In-Building Solutions – Airport DAS Case Studies

  • Technical and commercial challenges faced by airports when implementing modern DAS projects
  • Case studies from Denver International Airport (DIA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Pioneering business models that 4G and 5G technologies

Jay Jacobsmeyer, P.E.
President & Owner
Pericle Communications Company

2:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks

2:30 p.m.

End of Conference